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Cloud Tech is the largest gathering of cloud technologists & engineers in the bay area. Our speakers include the top cloud computing entrepreneurs & experts.

Come join us Saturday, October 6th, from 9am to 6pm. at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA for a full 8 hours of learning directly from great minds sharing their secrets!

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Special thanks to our sponsors who made this all possible. They are: CloudStackScalrVMware,RackspaceHPDataStaxAWSCanonicalPuppet, and General Catalyst.

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Saturday, April 20 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Functional Programming for Optimization Problems with City of Palo Alto Open Data

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Data Science has emerged as a field which combines expertise in quantitative analysis and distributed computing, generally as a need to apply algorithmic modeling in large-scale applications. Functional programming approaches such as Cascalog (in Clojure) and Scalding (in Scala) have gained popularity for commercial use cases, due to their efficient solutions at scale and desirable properties for software engineer. In this talk we will review typical use cases real-world applications, as well as consider some of the historical drivers which have caused changes in the industry. We we also review an example application in Cascalog, for a recommender system based on City of Palo Alto Open Data.


Paco Nathan

Evil Mad Scientist, Liber 118
Paco Nathan, is a "player/coach" who has led innovative Data teams building large-scale apps for several years. Paco is an O'Reilly author, Apache Spark open source evangelist with Databricks, and an advisor for Amplify Partners... Read More →

Saturday April 20, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Hahn Auditorium Computer History Museum

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